Snow and Afghans

We woke up to between 3 and 4 inches of snow today.

We went from a warm and sunny Monday with a high of 77F to snow on the ground on Wednesday with a high of 30F. I don't think the kids care how cold it is though. Whoever is left in the 'hood is outdoors having snowball fights, while I hug my ginger tea and shiver indoors!

Thoughts of winter sent me scurrying to pull out my current 5 year project, a crocheted airy diamond afghan.

I started this on the California Zephyr in July last year so I am well over a year into it. About two-fifths of it is done. It takes me about an hour to do each row of 273 stitches. If I keep up this pace, it might be ready well before its time!

I am not cooking for Thanksgiving this year as we were invited to our neighbor's for the meal. I guess tandoori-style cornish hens will just have to wait a while.

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!

17 comments:

Shilpa said...

We too have snow here today..yay....I am wearing 3 sets of sweaters :D.

Thats so beautiful afghan Manisha. Very nice color. I am trying to crochet something too, but I cannot follow all the instructions in the instruction sheet, I get confused in between :(.

Alpa said...

Love the blue - reminiscent of the fall sky!

Seema said...

Happy Thankgiving to you.. Enjoy at your neighbours house the feast!Thats super crochet your doing.. very pleasing colour.

Kribha said...

Happy ThanksGiving dear. Have a nice time at your friends place. I see that you are so skilled. That diamond afghan looks GORGEOUS. My grandma is good at this and even now she does it for all her grandkids. Looks too tooo good.

musical said...

Lovely picture of the snow, Manisha! And thats a beautiful looking Afghan too! haven't crocheted in a long, long time.....

On an aside, seeing the words "snow" and "Afghan" together reminds me of "Afghan Snow" :-D.

Have fun with your neighbours for Thanksgiving! Its really sweet of them to invite you over.

Have a wonderful time :).

bee said...

loved your CA zephyr post. i love train rides. maybe you need to go on another one to finish the afghan.

Pelicano said...

Happy Thanksgiving Manisha, and gorgeous afghan! It looks like a complicated pattern, best left to mature hookers. :-) My grandmama was a ferocious crocheter too, but she always said it made her @$$ sore...

I'm done now. I accidentally snorted my coffee. Have a good time, eh?

aspiring annapoorna said...

I clicked on the link at FBD expecting it to be some take off on 'afghan snow', but no...this was about an afghan, and real snow :)

Lovely crochet manisha!

Rachna said...

Gawd... i thot i was the only one who had the urge to knit when winter starts (esp at my age)...last year i started on a poncho (the rectangle that folds to make a V in the front).... and am only 1/5th done.... thank u for telling me im normal :)

sunita said...

Snowing already!!And hey, you're one talented lady...look at that gorgeous Afghan...something like that would probably take me a decade :-)...Have a great thanksgiving.

MarysMom said...

Wow, it's not much different here in Iowa. Monday was beautiful and Wednesday, the weather man said Des Moines was getting a trace- got 2-3 inches, instead.
Happy Thanksgiving, Manisha.

Happy cook said...

Wow you are really handy. I can't even stich a knot.
It looks so beautiful.

Siri said...

Snow? Wow, In NC, its still warm and sunny...:) the color of ur afghan is so pretty Manisha! Love the pic.
Happy Thanksgiving.

- Siri

Anita said...

You are so lucky - you have snow, a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner that you didn't even have to cook...wine and music, ad great knitting to snuggle up to...the only thing missing is a fire...In addition, it looks like the beautiful afghan will get done this season!

I brought out my (one year old) knitting project too last week and actually knit about 4 inches!

Manisha said...

Thank you for all the compliments! Now if I get it done, then that is when I think I will deserve all your lovely words!

Shilpa, get some fat on those bones! Take up simple patterns. I find it very relaxing!

Alpa, I let Medha decide on the color. I would have probably picked red. ;-D

Musy and Aspiring Annapoorna, I thought Afghan Snow would be too corny so I didn't use it!

Bee, that would be a dream come true! Except I want to take it back from California and I don't know if we go through the Rockies in the daytime on that route. The Sierra Nevadas are also gorgeous but I thought the Rockies were more spectacular. The pics on that post are taken through the windows which were not very clean so there was not much I could do to improve the quality.

Pel, you know I would ask someone to spank you but you would probably enjoy that so I am not going to suggest that! Mature hookers! LOL!

Rachna, I've been knitting since I was a little kid. I started with headbands and then since my tension was the same as my Mom's, I'd help her with the sweaters she'd knit, esp the stockinette stitch.

You're making a poncho?! Wow! Show us how you're doing! I'd really love to see it!


MarysMom, more snow tomorrow! But it may all be gone by the time you get back. Or I can hope that it will be gone by Sunday! It is going to warm up to the 40s. Drive safely!

Anita, no fire! I do want a fireplace in my bedroom but then when I think about it I probably don't. It will be one more thing to keep clean! Yay for knitting and these so-called "old world" skills. :-D

Purnima said...

Hi Manisha,
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family/friends. Thats a very very pretty Afghan! Have a gr8 weekend!

Manisha said...

Purnima, thanks and welcome to IFR!